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C-456, Wolfgang Jellinghaus (Germany)
As Wolfgang writes…I build my signature guitars with double top, a sandwich of nomex between two layers of solid, but very thin cedar or spruce tops.
The neck/body joint combines the construction of the traditional Spanish heel with a free floating fingerboard, in use for violins since centuries. The idea behind this was to get back all the flavours of sound character from the full size guitar top, and not squeezing the upper bout of the top between the glued on ebony fingerboard and upper harmonic bar.
For back, sides and bridge I prefer to use Granadillo (Platmiscium Yucatanum) wood from Mexico, a traditional tone wood for marimbaphones and very close to the wood data of Cocobolo and Madagascar rosewood. The logs I personaly select at the source and cut them into tone wood myself. Granadillo is not endangered by CITES term.
The sides are double and have a second layer of Cypress inside.
Greatly priced concert guitars!!! Quick response, excellent separation, projection, long sustain for the bass strings and beautiful singing trebles!!!
A must try !!!